Published: Sun, September 09, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Justice Dept. Should Investigate Op-Ed Writer as Matter of National Security

Justice Dept. Should Investigate Op-Ed Writer as Matter of National Security

The "resistance" that a senior administration official described in a New York Times op-ed on Thursday has been alive and wellsince the early days of President Donald Trump's term in office. "I'm draining the Swamp, and the Swamp is trying to fight back", he said.

"I don't see how we can do it", said Giuliani, who has repeatedly expressed concern about the risk of Trump committing perjury.

"Quite frankly if there was a person in the White House or in the administration who wanted to tell me what's in the Op-Ed piece I would say 'Okay, name me who was there". To the writer of the oped - you are not protecting this country, you are sabotaging it with your cowardly actions.

"The "New York Times" should be ashamed and so should the person who wrote the false, illogical, and gutless op-ed", said his spokesman.

President Donald Trump on Friday slammed investigative journalist Bob Woodward's damning portrayal of the inner workings of the USA president's administration as a "scam", alleging that it includes made-up quotes.

Dan Coats, Director of National Intelligence, also said he did not write the op-ed in a statement.

Woodward has said he stands by his reporting.

Barack Obama: "How hard can that be, saying that Nazis are bad?"
Although Obama did not refer to the president by name, his intent was clear. "None of this is conservative", Obama said. Obama urged Democrats to vote in November's elections to restore "honesty and decency and lawfulness" to government.

"Does the so-called "Senior Administration Official" really exist, or is it just the Failing New York Times with another phony source?"

The writer describes the president as "impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective". He also rebuked Mr Trump's response to a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August 2017, asking a crowd at the University of Illinois: "How hard can that be, saying that Nazis are bad?"

CNN previously reported that White House aides were struggling Thursday morning to get ahead of the op-ed as the Cabinet and other top officials were releasing their own statements, according to an administration official.

The op-ed represents a shocking critique of Trump and is without precedent in modern American history.

Sanders said the Times should issue an apology, calling the article's publication "another example of the liberal media's concerted effort to discredit the president".

Reports in conservative news outlets have pointed fingers at several current and former administration figures - including former White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson - for Trump's latest troubles.

The 448-page book is scheduled to hit stores on September 11 and claims to give an insider's account on the White House working and decision-making process in Trump's presidency.

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